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'''Minas Anor''' was the original name for '''[[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]]''', the great city of [[Gondor]]. It means "Tower of the [Setting] Sun" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[minas]]'' = "tower, citadel" and ''[[Anor]]'' = "Sun") and was built across from [[Minas Ithil]], the "Tower of the Moon". Both were raised in the last years of the [[Second Age]], when the Kingdom of Gondor was still young.
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'''Minas Anor''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] 'Tower of the Sun') was the original name of '''[[Minas Tirith]]'''<ref>{{FR|II1}}</ref> from its founding in {{SA|3320}}<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref> to {{TA|2002}}.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
Originally a simple fortress, Minas Arnor was significantly expanded during the reign of [[King of Gondor|King]] [[Ostoher]]. Starting around 420 in the [[Third Age]], he spent a decade turning the citadel into a city, from which he took his name, which is [[Quenya]] for "Fortress Lord".
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==See also==
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* [[Minas Ithil]]
  
In 1437, the capital of Gondor, [[Osgiliath]], was ruined during the [[Kin-strife]] and Minas Arnor became the most important city in Kingdom.
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In [[Third Age]] 2002 the [[Witch-king of Angmar]] led an army from [[Mordor]] that conquered Minas Ithil and renamed the citadel [[Minas Morgul]], "Tower of Sorcery". Gondor, now on the defensive, renamed Minas Anor as '''Minas Tirith''', "Tower of the Guard".
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Latest revision as of 06:14, 23 December 2012

Minas Anor (S. 'Tower of the Sun') was the original name of Minas Tirith[1] from its founding in S.A. 3320[2] to T.A. 2002.[3]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"